Riehle Family Reunion - Milford Ohio - June 2002

A Riehle reunion was held on Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Community Park in Miami Township Ohio, 4 miles East of Milford Ohio.  The gathering was organized by Mary Riehle Heink of Cincinnati, Bert Riehle of Milford, OH and Dick Riehle of Anderson Twp. with help from many other family members. 

The participants were primarily descendents of Francis Albert Riehle who was born in nearby Perintown OH and lived his entire life within a few miles of where the reunion was held.  Francis was the son of Clemens Riehle who immigrated from Wagshurst Baden Germany.  Francis was born in 1863, died in 1951 and, with his first wife, Anna Catherine Rapp, raised 11 children.  Five generations later Francis and Anna have numerous descendents with many of them attending this reunion.  Four generations were represented, from F.A.'s grand children to his g-g-g-grandchildren.


Mary Riehle Heink prepares for the Riehle Reunion



  "Community Park" in Miami Township Ohio, near Milford



Name tags document ancestry:  Below, Dan Riehle (1-5-3) is the third son of
Joe Riehle, who was the fifth child of Albert, who was the oldest of FA's children.


  
Cousins Bert (right) and Ray Riehle review                 Younger cousins are also          
old F.A. Riehle Family Photographs.                  interested in the old photographs.
Ray traveled from Nevada for the                                                                    
reunion while his son (also Ray) came                                                                   
all the way from Sacramento, CA.                                                                    



A number of the Riedels (from Roselia Riehle Riedel) came to the reunion from Iowa.  Above, center, Paul Riedel chats with Bob Dowell and his brother Ferdinand Riedel.



On a hot day, indoors was great for talking or eating...

...but later in the day some ventured outdoors
 



In addition to thanking all those who helped organize this reunion, let's not forget
Francis Albert Riehle, his wife Anna and their children, without whom this reunion
would not have been possible (photographs: above c.1912, below c.1945)